5 of the coolest holiday celebrations around Glendale, CA in 2018

The Holiday season is right around the corner, and you’re probably wondering what on earth you’re going to do with a house full of guests. How many cookies can we bake and how many stories can we tell? Here is a list of Holiday activities in the Los Angeles area that will put a smile on everyone’s face.

Montrose Christmas Parade (12/2/18)

The annual Montrose Christmas parade takes place right by our office! The whole community comes together, bundled up in jackets and scarves, to watch their friends and family march down Honolulu Avenue. Keep an eye out for those adorable elementary school dancers. The Crescenta Valley Marching Band recently finished their successful competitive season, and we can’t wait to see them march down the parade route. Santa always makes his appearance in a helicopter too!

Snow at Memorial Park (12/7/18)

We may enjoy the warm weather in Southern California, but we could use some snow a little once in a while. You could bundle up the kids, slap some chains on your tires and head over to one of the mountain resorts that gets snow this time of year. After maybe 15 minutes (an hour tops), everyone will be ready to head home and warm up. Or you could take the kiddos to Memorial Park in La Cañada on the magical night when the LCF Chamber of Commerce trucks in 8 tons of snow and spreads it out in the park for wintertime frolicking in our own back yard. We also have it on good authority that there will be a couple of special visitors from the North Pole.

Jingle Bell Run (12/9/18)

What’s the Holiday season without a marathon? (it could be running or a Hallmark Christmas movie marathon we don’t judge) The Jingle Bell Run is the longest lasting Holiday themed race worldwide. The event is hosted by the Arthritis Foundation, and 100% of the registration fee and donations will be donated towards arthritis awareness. Dress up in your holiday outfits, and, of course, tie some jingle bells to your shoe laces.The 5K race takes place in Glendale Central Park.

The Pizza Experience

This one isn’t Holiday themed, but how could we say no to a Pizza Museum? Who doesn’t want to be engulfed in pizza from head to toe? This pop up museum in Pasadena costs $25 per person and features 10 different attractions. You will be able to eat pizza, and they even have gluten free options. Purchase your tickets on their website. If it’s any thing like the Museum of Ice Cream, tickets will sell out fast.

Santa Pub Crawl in Downtown Glendale (12/14/18)

We might suggest leaving the kids at home for this one. Taking a night off for yourselves, and come to Downtown Glendale’s Santa Pub Crawl. Donating a new, unused toy will give you access to specialty food and drinks (especially drinks). The fun doesn’t stop at good food and booze. Come dressed in Santa or Holiday attire (yes, ugly sweaters do count). The best dressed wins a prize!





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